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The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) released footage yesterday confirming the military build-up of Iraqi and Shia Hashd al-Shaabi forces southwest of Erbil. They claim the Iraqi military buildup in and around Makhmour has continued for over a week and showed armored vehicles and Humvees being deployed. The Security Council warned earlier this week that […]

Protests are becoming a real concern as more erupted protests in the Kurdistan Region and culminated in the arrests of the New Generation Movement’s leader Shaswar Abdulwahid in Sulaimani on Tuesday. Demonstrations turned violent again in cities across the Sulaimani and Halabja provinces. Kurdistan’s public prosecutor accused him of inciting violence. Meanwhile, fighting erupted on […]

Fears of instability are high as casualties were reported after protests over lack of basic services and delayed and reduced salaries turned violent yesterday. The protests in cities across Sulaimani and Halabja provinces turned violent when demonstrators clashed with riot police and security forces in several cities on Monday. The KRG said that while the […]

Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his deputy, Qubad Talabani, arrived in Berlin yesterday ahead of meetings with German officials, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, today. The visit is at the invitation of the German Government and is the second foreign tour, after France, since relations between the Iraqi and Kurdish governments reached an all-time low […]

Violence continues to escalate as three Palestinians have died in Gaza during clashes with Israeli troops near the border. More than 100 were hurt in Gaza and the occupied West Bank amid fresh protests over Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In the West Bank, an Israeli policeman was wounded in a Palestinian […]

Dozens of humanitarian organizations on Wednesday sent a request to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to lift the international flight ban on airports in the Kurdistan Region. Seventy-seven aid organizations signed a statement addressed to the Government of Iraq, and to Prime Minister Abadi. The statement called on the Iraqi government to lift the flight […]

  Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Turkey for bombing Kurds, hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Israel a “terrorist state”. Netanyahu hit back at Erdogan yesterday after he labeled Israel a “state that kills children,” calling him a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers and supports ‘terrorists’. The two countries had normalized relations […]

After three long years, I  raq has announced that its war against the Islamic State (IS) is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last few areas IS held, following its loss of the town of […]

A bomb attack has targeted a Kurdish refugee camp in Makhmur, southwest of Erbil, on Wednesday evening. The explosion damaged parts of the camp and resulted in a “large number” of casualties according to the mayor of Makhmur. Three people have been killed and seven injured, according to initial reports. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has condemned […]

US President Donald Trump is apparently going to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Mr Trump is said to not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but the news comes ahead of an expected speech by the President today. Meanwhile, the 2017 Global Emotions Report indicates that Iranians and Iraqis are the […]


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